Toyota (IW 1000/234) plans to expand its Huntsville engine production facility, investing an additional $80 million and adding at least 125 new jobs.
The expansion will increase the annual V-6 engine capacity by 216,000 annually whichl will bring the plant's total engine production to more than 700,000 annually.
The increased production is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014.
The expansion will bring total investment at Toyota's Alabama plant to more than $700 million and the total number of jobs to more than 1,150.
"Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has been a dedicated corporate citizen in Alabama for more than ten years, and today's announcement is an exciting new chapter for this company and this community," said Governor Robert Bentley. "Toyotas success in Alabama is a testament to the hard-working men and women of the production and leadership teams who have dedicated themselves to producing quality products. This expansion is also a testament to the business climate we've worked hard to create in Alabama a climate in which companies are encouraged to expand, innovate, and create new jobs."
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